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Old 06-15-2013, 10:53 AM   #1
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Basic Samba Problem in Ubuntu Server 12

I'm simply trying to access a samba share from my windows 7 machine. When I go to access it using username 'sam' (which is the same username as the windows machine) the dialog box asks for the password again. If I try the username bob it complains saying "... is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user ... are not allowed." I only have this share, shared from samba, not from right clicking the folder and clicking on 'share folder'. I didn't do this becuase I thought nautilus sharing might interfere with it and I want to have it password protected. When I set samba to allow anyone access it works. Weird thing is on the windows machine on the password dialog box before I even type my password in it says down the bottom 'Access is Denied'.

The share is located at

The output of the samba config file:

	path = /home/bob/Test
	writeable = yes
	browseable = yes
	valid users = bob, sam
Folder permissions:
drwxrwxr-x  2 bob  bob   4096 Jun 16 01:18 Test/
I hope that makes sense. I am very new to this btw.
Old 06-15-2013, 10:12 PM   #2
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I found a partial solution. If I type just the ip address then the share name, the username and password lets me access the share. I found this resource from microsoft The second sugested option is to change the server name, I'm not sure how to do that nor why that would be causing a problem in the first place. I hate to be pedantic but I really would like to access the share from the server name.
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Did you add the user to the smbpasswd file? Check this quick guide.


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